Sokoto state government has signed an agreement with the World Bank for
the construction of 500km rural roads across the state.
This was disclosed by the state commissioner of finance, Malam Saidu Umar,
in a statement issued to reporters in Sokoto Monday.
The agreement covers different locations spread across the three
senatorial zones of Sokoto State.
We have kept to our part of the bargain by releasing our counterpart
fund. Were awaiting the arrival of the team from the World Bank to
finalise other details of the agreement.
We hope to identify the roads together with their team and agree on the
time-frame for execution, the statement added.
The commissioner said the Aminu Waziri Tambuwal administration decided to
key into the World Banks Rural Access Mobility Project (RAMP) so as to
improve transport conditions, by opening up rural areas in all parts of
He added that one of the cardinal objectives of the present administration
is to provide projects and services that would stand the test of time.
We hope to see to the execution of the project as soon as possible, he